Apology Letter to Boss for Delay in Submission of Report

All organizations take deadlines very seriously as a lot can depend on work submission. This is especially true for companies who work on grant money from donors and need to provide answers to the donors about completion of projects. But deadlines are not only important in this sector; commercial companies are also quite rigid with their deadlines and require employees to work diligently to meet them.

Unfortunately, employees cannot always meet deadlines due to tardiness or unrealistic goals. In either situation, if you delay your work, for instance submission of a report, you may be in trouble! But it is not time to hit the panic button yet. You can make amends by writing an apology letter to your boss detailing why your report was submitted with delay. Since communication is the key to understanding, your boss may provide you with some leeway here and not judge you on the late submission of a report. But if you simply submit your report in late and then wait for a miracle to happen, well, it won’t happen!

Here is how you can apologize to your boss for delaying submission of a report:

 

Apology Letter to Boss for Delay in Submission of Report

 

December 5, 2014

Mr. Sean Penn
Project Manager
Monitronics
6510 E Cain Street
Hobbs, NM 83343

 

Dear Mr. Penn:

Please refer to the enclosed report on the National Outreach Project that you asked to be submitted by November 30, 2014. I apologize for the delay in submission of this report and would like to explain my reasons for this delay.

You had initially asked me to write a general report on the progress of the National Outreach Project which I had completed and proofread by November 28. As I was about to leave for work that day, I received an email (copied to you as well) from Ms. Valerie Hunt (Project Director) in which she asked me to add SOPs and a synopsis of the project scope as well. I informed Ms. Hunt (through email copied to you) that this would take a few more days and she gave me the go ahead for it.

I assumed that since you were in the loop about this, you would know that the deadline had been virtually extended. Nonetheless, I am sorry that you had to go through the trouble of replying to the company’s external contacts about this fiasco. I assure you that nothing if this sort will take place again as I vow to make our communication channel more efficient from now on.

Thank you.

 

Regards,

Henrietta Kidd
Project Officer
Monitronics
6510 E Cain Street
Hobbs, NM 83343
(999) 000-0000








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